Local election re-cap

votersA re-cap of last week’s election shows two new supervisors in Mono County and one run-off election.  In Inyo, one new supervisor and two run-off elections to come.  Incumbents mostly got the boot.

The final results in Inyo County show Jeff Griffiths as the new supervisor in Bishop’s District 2.  Griffiths gained 434 votes and 53% of the vote.  Incumbent Susan Cash lost with 270 votes and candidate Russ Aldridge with 112 votes.

In District 4, incumbent Marty Fortney will have to square off with challenger Mark Tillemans of Big Pine.  Fortney gathered 432 votes or 40% of the vote to Tillemans’ 356 votes which was 33%.  Candidate Nina Weisman had 263 votes and Chris Dangwillo, 42 votes.

In District 5, Jim Gentry and Matt Kingsley will face a run-off election in November.  Kingsley had the most votes at 398 followed by Gentry’s 279 votes.  Supervisor Richard Cervantes had 179 votes.

In Mono County the semi-official results show District 2 where Fred Stump beat Supervisor Hap Hazard.  Stump gained 476 votes to Hazard’s 389. In District 3, Tim Alpers soundly beat Supervisor Vikki Bauer – 449 to 216. In District 4, Tim Fesko and Bob Peters will compete in a November run-off.  Peters had 296 votes, Fesko, 272 and Jan Huggans, 121.

New supervisors take office in January of 2013.

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Neocon Teens
Neocon Teens
10 years ago

Recent surveys show that today’s teens are more conservative than the previous generation on issues like abortion and drug use. I did find it strange that my daughter’s prom song was ‘Hail To The Chief.’ Who can blame them, what with all the conservative video games they’re playing? Of course… Read more »

Neocon Nightmare
Neocon Nightmare
10 years ago

A new study published in the American Sociological Review found today’s conservatives have less trust in science than the conservatives of the mid-1970s. Of course they do, when scientists go around saying crazy things like a pound of feathers weighs the same as a pound of gold. Maybe science should… Read more »

NewEra/JeremiahJoseph/not scared/haha
NewEra/JeremiahJoseph/not scared/haha
10 years ago

hahahaha, I just had to throw this out there. It cracks me up. overall congress and politics has become ridiculous, but the way the republicans are willing to stall progress makes me sick, both sides feast on greed! for some reason the rich so want Romney in office, which is… Read more »

NewEra/Not Scared to say it
NewEra/Not Scared to say it
10 years ago

. Glenn Beck A. Agrees with the CIA… that Osama should attack America!!!! = http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-july-1-2009/osama-bin-laden-needs-to-attack-america – B. Glenn Beck Has Nazi Tourette’s Syndrome… http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-may-12-2010/back-in-black—glenn-beck-s-nazi-tourette-s —- 2. Here’s a tribute to a few Republican senators who find comfort and advantage in invoking the heroes of 9/11 but refuse to give them… Read more »

Terry
Terry
10 years ago

Did you actually read the research or just the article referring to the research. The results of the research : INCONCLUSIVE.

Keep up the good work1 LOL Hahahaha

NewEra
NewEra
10 years ago

ARE LIBERALS SMARTER THEN CONSERVATIVES??
Check this study out y’all!! hahahahahahaha

http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1968042,00.html

hahahahaha
of course i will get more dislike then likes due to living in a conservative area, hahahahahaha.
keep up the good work! lol hahahahaha

Not a Liberal Girly Man
Not a Liberal Girly Man
10 years ago
Reply to  NewEra

New Era,

Could you have picked a more bias article from a Left Wing Bias Magazine. But then again you probably think Times and Newsweek are unbiased.

What?!!!!
What?!!!!
10 years ago

Those secure with their masculinity, have no deep-down concerns/paranoia for any “Liberal Girly Man” nonsense.
I thought EVERYBODY knew that?

JeanGenie
JeanGenie
10 years ago
Reply to  NewEra

Well, I read it, and it isn’t really conclusive, and it depends how you define liberal. One could be a liberal in a social context but not a political one, especially these days when liberal democrats are not really liberal, they are actually the worst kind of control freaks (read… Read more »

What?!!!!
What?!!!!
10 years ago
Reply to  JeanGenie

And conservatives don’t try to force their political and social agenda on everyone?
LOL!

What's in a word
What's in a word
10 years ago
Reply to  JeanGenie

Webster: liberal – live and let live

Limbaugh, Fox, Hannity, Coulter: anything goes. communists

And of course, “nobody listens to Limbaugh, Fox, Hannity, and Coulter

LOL! LOL! LOL!

eye of the beholder
eye of the beholder
10 years ago
Reply to  NewEra

Are Liberals smarter than conservatives?
I dunno.
Let me see what Rush, Glenn, Ann, Hannity and Fox have to say about it.
LOL!
LOL!
LOL!

Sick Sick Sick
Sick Sick Sick
10 years ago

This isn’t really the place for this post….but something needs to be said. You anti-human rights (anti Union) people need to realize that there are people who will do whatever it takes to maintain their power. The Luman hearing is a total fiasco…. transcripts that were transcribed with parts listed… Read more »

What?!!!!
What?!!!!
10 years ago
Reply to  Sick Sick Sick

Two grown men hammering on each other to resolve their differences? Neither of them mature enough to realize how juvenile and barbaric this behavior is viewed today? An attorned trying to build a name for herself in another one of those “Wrongful Termination” suits – let’s see … my guess… Read more »

Tough Times?
Tough Times?
10 years ago

While perusing the angst-filled postings on almost every subject on this blog, one is left with this thought:
When the going gets tough – the angriest of us sound like Rush Limbaugh.

Dave
Dave
10 years ago
Reply to  Tough Times?

LOL!!

News of the Wierd
News of the Wierd
10 years ago

This blog is a reminder of what is happening today in America. Nothing of substance offered but a nasty thumbs down to everything. The present Congress has now officially claimed the distinction of passing less legislation than any other Congress before it. Merely fold your arms and say no –… Read more »

Watching Mono County Crumble
Watching Mono County Crumble
10 years ago

Just one I am with you! Common sense can’t be bought! Money can get you a piece of paper, but it still can’t buy a bond that you have from employees that trust you and are willing to work hard for you because they know how hard you have worked… Read more »

Deadbeats Galore
Deadbeats Galore
10 years ago

I worked for a union for 26yrs.It’s the same all over.They protect all the dead beats and the dead beats reap all the rewards that the union can negotiate for all the members.

Unions cannot exist without socialism, and socialism cannot exist without unions.

JeanGenie
JeanGenie
10 years ago

I worked for the government for over 20 years. Although we had no union, the worst employees were treated the same or better then the good ones. Actually, the lazy ones were able to pawn their work off on others, yet still get the same salary and raises as the… Read more »

Just the facts
Just the facts
10 years ago

So, no responses to the government union thing – just the usual “thumbs down” routine and this is going to solve the problems.
LOL!

Dave
Dave
10 years ago
Reply to  Just the facts

LOL

A different take!
A different take!
10 years ago

Just the facts: cant you read? Continuing education! Disaplinary actions against employees should be done fairly and equal across the board in any workplace! You don’t agree or is it that you wish every workplace was a dictatorship! As long as the employer or supervisor does their duties according to… Read more »

Just the facts
Just the facts
10 years ago

Re: A different take!

“cant you read? Continuing education! Disaplinary actions”
“Disaplinary”?
Can’t you spell?

JeanGenie
JeanGenie
10 years ago
Reply to  Just the facts

Bad spelling doesn’t mean you are not intelligent.

Lone Ranger
Lone Ranger
10 years ago

Are you really saying that Mono County doesn’t hire people who have good track records and don’t know what they are doing? Maybe that is why nobody knows how to properly handle personnel matters. Just think…..Doctors, teachers, cops, nurses, etc are all required to take ongoing education to keep themselves… Read more »

A different take!
A different take!
10 years ago

It would seem that Arkins saw his opportunity to bank in on the good old boy system! Let me see administrator after administrator is resigning! Arkins says this is not unusual! Employees are leaving seeking better conditions! The BOS needs to take a close look at these numerous issues and… Read more »

Just the facts
Just the facts
10 years ago

Re: A different take Some of those supervisors you are upset about are part of “continuing education programs” you want to “make mandatory” have advanced degrees in public administration, have graduated with honors, and have a solid track record of success in other parts of the country. So what’s to… Read more »

just one
just one
10 years ago
Reply to  Just the facts

sometimes a degree just means you are an educated idiot. it is not the all being all knowing magical piece of paper that makes you a genius.

Sour Grapes
Sour Grapes
10 years ago
Reply to  just one

“sometimes a degree just means you are an educated idiot. it is not the all being all knowing magical piece of paper that makes you a genius.”

Translation: I have a high school diploma.

just one
just one
10 years ago
Reply to  Sour Grapes

actually I have an AA, I just know that it doesn’t necessarily mean that I am smarter than anyone else, or that I am somehow better than anyone else simply because I hold a degree

JeanGenie
JeanGenie
10 years ago
Reply to  Sour Grapes

Sour grapes, Obviously one of the educated idiots with a chip on their shoulder. I have a degree and I have worked with a ton of them, maybe you are one I know personally! Lay off people who don’t have degrees, a degree does not mean you have any native… Read more »

Big AL
Big AL
10 years ago
Reply to  just one

Amen to that

Me too
Me too
10 years ago
Reply to  Big AL

If you don’t believe a higher education is going to open doors for you -that’s your business. But do your kids and grandkids a big favor. Remind them that with the job market tightening each year, it would be a terrific idea to try and understand that the human resource… Read more »

Me too
Me too
10 years ago
Reply to  Just the facts

There are employees in Bridgeport who have worked in a union most of their lives, and no matter how hard they work they still get the same raise as the lazy people. Is that the philosophy we want to immerse America in?
This is pure and simple – bad socialism.

Watching Mono County Crumble
Watching Mono County Crumble
10 years ago

To Just one… You are right there is something wrong with that! If you have a problem with the CAO or his “ways” who do you go to? There isn’t anyone, but that is just how he likes it! Plus he is asking the BOS for a huge raise for… Read more »

JR
JR
10 years ago

I never met Jeff, but Underhill assured us he was ok with access, I hope so, I have OHV’s and was looking forward to Jeff working with the City to get the Trails system in town.

Rob
Rob
10 years ago
Reply to  JR

I guess it depends how much his supporters like NewDay can influence his decisions. I know Friends of the Inyo are against OHV trails and grazing cattle on public land.

Most elected officials give in to the special interest groups that helped them get elected.

Big AL
Big AL
10 years ago
Reply to  Rob

Friends of the inyo .. while some members mean good and are good people, there are some in their ranks that hinge on the green terrorists. They are not for access I don’t feel, from what I have seen. Not too many people I have talked to about them have… Read more »

NewEra
NewEra
10 years ago
Reply to  Big AL

Its one thing to stand for the environment, its another to step on peoples toes.
Where do we draw the line? where it is convienent for us? What makes us so special?

Rob
Rob
10 years ago
Reply to  Big AL

Excellent post Big Al. There really is a few in every group that ruins it for everyone else.

NewEra
NewEra
10 years ago
Reply to  Rob

It will always be that way. Just because one dosent agree with anothers beliefs dosent mean they get to walk all over it!

Persuaded....
Persuaded....
10 years ago

You have it right….we don’t listen to you. Maybe I do need to join the Tea Party and start listening to Beck, Hannity and Limbaugh.

Somebody must be directing traffic for Mono County and isn’t that Mr. Arken? With all the negative going on…… Is he really that powerful?

just one
just one
10 years ago
Reply to  Persuaded....

Well, lets see, Mr Arkens is in charge of HR, of Public works AND he is CAO, yeah he is pretty much King. Something just isn’t right

Just two
Just two
10 years ago
Reply to  just one

Things could be worse.
You could have one of those guys who think nothing of beating on each other in the workplace calling the shots for everyone.

Me too
Me too
10 years ago

And speaking of politics …
Glenn Beck just signed a talk-radio contract for $100 million.
He trails the other far-righters Hannity and Limbaugh in salary.
I want to be a hate and fear mongering conservative talk radio host.

But like the three above – nobody would ever listen to me

Ed Shultz is a fat pig
Ed Shultz is a fat pig
10 years ago
Reply to  Me too

Hey you can always be a liberal hate and fear mongering anti american talk show like Ed Shultz and Bill Press.

Me too
Me too
10 years ago

Ed who?
Bill who?

Certainly you’re not saying these people rival neocon kingpin Limbaugh who is on the air 3 hrs a day, 5 days a week and reruns on weekends?
Can you say hate-mongering brainwashing?

sierragrl
sierragrl
10 years ago
Reply to  Me too

actually Ed, they don’t exist. When I’m on long trips in my car I like to listen to talk radio. I don’t actually know who any of the repub hate mongers are (ie. what their names are), but I’ve heard them on the radio. It is disgusting what they say… Read more »

Not a Liberal Girly Man
Not a Liberal Girly Man
10 years ago
Reply to  sierragrl

Then you Really need to open your ears and your mind. Ed Shultz and Bill Press have way too much hate at those who oppose what they believe. Why don’t you google Bill Press and the Star Spangled Banner and see what kind of Socialist Filth spews out of his… Read more »

What?!!!!
What?!!!!
10 years ago
Reply to  Me too

The easiest way to make fortunes today is to get conservatives riled up (which isn’t too hard – they are mad at everything and anything.

NewDay
NewDay
10 years ago

Finally a liberal environmentalist on the Inyo Board! Now the county can work cooperatively with the Friends of the Inyo, the Owens Valley Committee, and the Sierra Club instead of against them – go Jeff!

NewEra
NewEra
10 years ago
Reply to  NewDay

Sweetness!!!

The way I see it if your not for the environment, you have lost touch to what makes our lives possible. Or just take it for granted!!!!!

NewDay
NewDay
10 years ago
Reply to  NewEra

So true. When I moved here I couldn’t believe how the “locals” take this natural beauty for granted. This is a tourism economy – who wants to see it all ripped up for mining or off-road vehicles? The politics here needed new blood. Change is coming!

Rob
Rob
10 years ago
Reply to  NewDay

Actually NewDay It’s an agriculture economy. Do your homework. and off roading is a form of tourism, get your facts straight before you start spewing your greenie environmental bs. You’re pretty much standing in the corner of special interest are you not? Which is nothing more than a vocal minority.… Read more »

NewDay
NewDay
10 years ago
Reply to  Rob

I think you misunderstand how an election works, Rob. The MAJORITY chose Jeff – not one of your conservative “good old boys”. A victory for th environment!

Rob
Rob
10 years ago
Reply to  NewDay

Count on Jeff to be against just about anything that brings good jobs to an area while your at it.

Like the saying goes; you get the government you deserve. Good luck!

Big AL
Big AL
10 years ago
Reply to  Rob

Amen Rob

george burns
george burns
10 years ago
Reply to  NewDay

Geesh, can you guys not recognize that NewEra and NewDay are trolls? What has Jeff ever done to indicate that he is against access, or do you just believe everything that Susan says? I know, I’ve gone ATVing with him! Jeff is a regular guy that represents everyone equally.

NewEra
NewEra
10 years ago
Reply to  george burns

We Humans tend to think we know what is best for all. We feel we can own everything! OK Mr. George Burns because you went ATVing with Jeff allows you to call us Trolls? It is so easy for people to focus on what is in front of them and… Read more »

Mammothite
Mammothite
10 years ago
Reply to  NewDay

The “Friends of the Inyo” are the ones being paid by the US Forest Service to close off dirt roads around Mammoth that have been there for many decades. If you see a sticker on a Mammoth vehicle that says “EOI” it stands for “Enemies Of the Inyo”. The USFS… Read more »

hisierragal
hisierragal
10 years ago
Reply to  Mammothite

Mammothite is factually challenged. There was plenty of “opportunity” for the public to comment on road closures. Sorry you would prefer to spread untruth and sit around to complain after the fact instead of getting involved.